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he Byzantine court, the dignities of protovestiarius (high chamberlain), magnus drungarius vigiliarum (captain of the guards), and curopalates. He flourished as late as A. D. 1081, if not later. Works History While Scylitzes was protovestiarius he published the first edition of his great historical work, which came down to A. D. 1057; and in or after A. D. 1081, when he was curopalates, he published either a supplement, or a second and enlarged edition, bringing the work down to about A. D. 1080. Several parts of this account are, however, very questionable, as we shall take occasion to show. It has been already observed [CEDRENUS, GEORGIUS] that the portion of the history of Cedrenus which extends from the death of the emperor Nicephorus I. (A. D. 811) to the close of the work (A. D. 1057), is found almost verbatim in the history of Joannes Scylitzes, which commences from the death of Nicephorus 1. (A. D. 811), and extends, in the printed copies, to the reign of Nicephorus Botani